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Equity-Based Service-Learning

This Knowledge Hub from Campus Compact allows students to delve deeper and enrich their service-learning experience by looking at larger issues, beginning with the question of “Why.” Why are these communities in need? Why are these communities similar in demographics regardless of where they are located across the country? Why have the needs been consistent for several decades? Asking these questions gives students the opportunity to understand the power dynamics within the communities they seek to serve. This element of asking difficult questions magnifies the service-learning experience and enables them to develop a critical lens and a sense of civic…

Publishing Engaged Scholarship

Peer-reviewed publishing of service-learning and community-engaged scholarship is challenging for a number of reasons. These include competing academic responsibilities, dedication to work-life balance, limited collegial support and mentoring, professional isolation, and lack of knowledge about where and how to publish service-learning and community-engaged scholarship. This Campus Compact Knowledge Hub provides an overview of interdisciplinary community-engagement journals dedicated to publishing rigorously reviewed scholarship. It also includes journal articles on the best practices for publishing this kind of scholarship and highlights national organizations that host special sessions on publishing service-learning or community-engaged scholarship. Finally, it offers book publishing houses and presses that…

Glossary of Campus Engagement Terms

Below you will find definitions to help understand and educate professionals interested in service-learning, civic engagement and the scholarship of engagement. What is Service-Learning? Service-learning means a method under which students learn and develop through thoughtfully organized service that: is conducted in and meets the needs of a community and is coordinated with an institution of higher education and with the community; helps foster civic responsibility; is integrated into and enhances the academic curriculum of the students enrolled; and includes structured time for students to reflect on the service experience. American Association for Higher Education (AAHE): Series on Service-Learning in…

Inclusive Excellence Toolkit

This toolkit assembles resources from a statewide symposium, Project Inclusion New Hampshire: Assessing and Enacting a Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity on Campus. The symposium, held in June 2016, explored strategies for making higher education more inclusive in ways that benefit all members of the campus community. Project Inclusion was made possible through support from the Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation, Bank of America, N. A., Trustee.  Documentation of the materials found on this page was made possible through the generous support of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health.

Institutional Assessment

To plan for future action, it’s important to understand your starting point. This entails a self-assessment of engagement across a variety to indicators, putting tracking and monitoring into place, and utilizing national data and trends to inform future practice. An institutional self-assessment will include a comprehensive examination of the following themes and best practices of an engaged campus: institutional culture, curriculum and pedagogy, faculty roles and rewards, mechanisms and resources, and community-campus exchange. One of a wide range of Knowledge Hubs developed by Campus Compact, Institutional Assessment offers a variety of resources to support self-assessment, tracking and monitoring, and the…

Engaged Research

One of a wide range of Knowledge Hubs from Campus Compact, Engaged Research offers a vetted list of suggested readings and other useful resources on methods and principles for engaging in ethical and reciprocal research with communities.

NH Colleges and Universities Help Communities During Covid-19

In times of hardship it is critical to come together and support each other and those in need. New Hampshire’s colleges and universities are doing just that. Initiatives to support communities during Covid-19 range from providing essential medical equipment to designing and producing masks to organizing food drives and donations. If you know of a higher education institution doing work that is not listed here, please share with CCNH staff so we can highlight the incredible work being done by NH institutions in their local communities.Great Bay Community College is working to meet the needs of students at risk of…

COVID-19 College Resource page

Information on staying an engaged campus in the midst of COVID-19. Resources gathered from around the country.

Podcast: Academic Freedom & Institutional Autonomy

In this podcast, Marisol Morales, vice president for network leadership at the national office of Campus Compact, is joined by contributors from the Council of Europe’s publication, Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, and the Future of Democracy. Guests include Ligia Deca, advisor to the president of Romania, Jon Alger, president of James Madison University and member of the Campus Compact Board of Directors, Sjur Bergan, head of the education department of the Council of Europe, and Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and founding director of the Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania and chair…

Peter Levine on the Future of Civic Education

In this episode, Andrew Seligsohn, president of Campus Compact, reflects on the outcome of the election and discusses the future of civic engagement among young people with Peter Levine, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship & Public Affairs in Tufts University’s Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life.

Queen City Serves

The Queen City Students Serve initiative is in partnership with the following NH higher education institutions.Families in Transition-New Horizons Granite United Way Sleep In Heavenly Peace Hillsborough County Chapter Pass Along Project GEAR UP Manchester Big Brothers Big Sisters Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter Boys and Girls Club of Manchester The Granite YMCA Aimee Kereage Amiee is the Director of Community Impact at the Granite United Way. She partners often with the Manchester community on a multitude of issues. Since the pandemic her efforts have focused on making sure that families and students in the Manchester community were fed…

Risk Management in Community Engagement

This knowledge hub provides resources and information for managing risk and ensuring safety in community-engaged learning experiences and campus-community partnerships.

Community Engagement and College Completion

A Research Brief for Higher Education By Debby Scire, EdD, Executive Director, Campus Compact for New Hampshire

Podcast: Trumpism and Higher Education

Eric Mlyn returns to #CompactNationPod to talk with Andrew Seligsohn, President of Campus Compact, about the ongoing threat of Trumpism to higher education. Listen in for their reflections on the effect the Trump presidency had on our democracy and the role that higher education leaders might have played by not vocally condemning anti-democratic practices.

Service-Learning Syllabi

Campus Compact has assembled a broad database of service-learning syllabi from institutions across the country. Syllabi are searchable by discipline, institution type, service type, and issue area. These syllabi serve as models for incorporating community work into the curriculum in ways that meet community-identified needs while improving teaching and learning. You’ll find the searchable database of syllabi on the national Campus Compact website.

Diversity Conversation Slides

Marisol Morales, VP of Network Leadership, National Campus Compact, facilitated our diversity conversation. These are the slides from her presentation.

Addressing Student Housing Insecurity

As part of our efforts to address student housing insecurity, Campus Compact created the Student Housing Insecurity Mapping Tool (SHIM Tool), which is included in this resource. This tool serves as an inventory of the resources, programs, and services that institutions can offer to students facing housing insecurity and homelessness. By publicizing the resources and supports available for students experiencing housing insecurity, colleges and universities can (1) destigmatize the experiences connected with student housing insecurity and homelessness, (2) create pathways and institutional procedures for colleges and universities to support students, and (3) allow students to access the available resources more…

CES Grant Opportunity

We have added additional grant opportunities to our Campuses for Environmental Sustainability initiative.

Strengthening 2- to 4-Year Transfer Pathways

Building coherent, smooth, and clear 2-year to 4-year transfer pathways can impact student access, persistence, and success. Transfer student success pulls on several areas of the institution including admissions, student support, housing, faculty, advising, and more. A comprehensive approach to creating transfer pathways and articulation agreements that incorporate staff, faculty, and administrators from both the 2-year and 4-year institutions is essential. One of a wide range of knowledge hubs developed by Campus Compact, Strengthening 2- to 4-Year Transfer Pathways offers resources, models, and information from across the country.

Supporting Retention through Food and Housing Security

While civic engagement traditionally looks at the issue of hunger outside of the institution, these initiatives can look inward to the campus community to support work addressing issues of campus food and housing insecurity. These issues can have a major impact on student retention and success. Community and civic engagement offices can work to align themselves with on-campus efforts to support at-risk students and the wider community of the campus. These efforts include raising awareness of the challenges many college students face regarding food and housing insecurity and working to address those issues. One of a wide range of Knowledge…